Afra & Tobia Scarpa Set of Eight 'Monk' Dining Chairs in Black and Brown Leather

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Afra & Tobia Scarpa for Molteni, dining chairs, model 'Monk', patinated walnut, black and brown leather, Italy, 1974

The wonderfully deep black and brown leather forms a striking combination with the blond walnut. Interesting is the 'flat' shape of this chair where the designer has chosen to place the legs cross angled. This decision gives the chair the appearance of being lightweight, whilst in fact they are very well-constructed and heavy. Another interesting feature is use of nails on the top of each leg, which are executed in a black dark color. All in all, a very interesting and high-quality chair. Simplified and solid design by Italian award-winning designers couple Afra & Tobia Scarpa.

Afra (1937-2011) & Tobia (1935-) Scarpa both studied on the Venice Institute of Architecture. Tobia first worked for the Italian glass manufacturer Venini. From 1960 on the couple opened their own design office. Their work includes architecture and everyday items like furniture and clothing. Tobia & Afra designed for numerous major Italian and international companies like Flos, Gavina, B&B Italia, Cassina, Knoll International and many interior projects for numerous companies worldwide.

Please note that within the set, the patina might differ.

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Product details

  • condition Good
  • creator Afra & Tobia Scarpa (Designer) Afra & Tobia Scarpa (Designer) Molteni (Manufacturer) Molteni (Manufacturer)
  • date of manufacture 1974
  • dimensions Height 29.53 in. Width 20.28 in. Depth 18.9 in.
  • dimensions Height 75 cm Width 51.5 cm Depth 48 cm
  • material Beech Leather Beech Leather
  • origin Italy
  • period 1970-1979
  • style Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Reference Number 50110696 + 50109840